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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Connor's first visit to the pool!

Connor has always liked water, and he loved the pool today. Even when he was a cranky baby, a bath would always calm him down. Although it was a little cool today, the neighborhood pool closes soon and we wanted him to swim this summer while we had a chance.

He really seemed to enjoy it and smacked the water like crazy every chance he got. I was worried he was doing it because he was uncomfortable or upset, but I think he just really liked watching the water splash everywhere. We didn't stay too long, but it wore Connor out with all the activity and he took a 2 1/2 hour nap afterwards! Holy cow, that's a new world record (for quarter asian babies living in Kansas City)!

Here's some pics and a video of some of the pool fun:






Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Connor is almost ready to help out with chores

Connor's been doing well lately, but in the last week there's not a whole lot new going on. We got him some new toys, which he has been enjoying quite a bit. As we said earlier, he's almost crawling now. He's gotten to where he can make his way across the floor, but it's mostly with rolling, scooting, and squirming. Not a full fledged crawl yet. Obviously we want him to learn to crawl, but it's going to be a lot more interesting once he can get around and get into things.

Not long before he's crawling, then walking, then helping daddy mow the lawn. How old do they have to be for that? I'm pretty sure it's one or two years old as long as you have a self propelled lawn mower, which we bought recently. See how daddy plans ahead? Smart...


Sunday, August 12, 2007

Connor has 50% of crawling figured out!

So, Connor's been working on crawling and he's got about half of it figured out. He knows you're supposed to get those legs moving and you need to be on your stomach. Unfortunately he doesn't know you're supposed to push yourself up with your arms. It's pretty funny to watch him try to crawl because he works so hard at it but just doesn't get anywhere. He gets on his stomach, puts his face right into the ground, his arms out sideways, and just starts kicking his legs. Every once in a while he'll stop, push himself up with his arms, and you know he's got to be surprised that he hasn't gotten anywhere after all that effort.

We have a short video of him giving it a go. I feel bad that we laughed at his valiant efforts, but it's because he's just so cute and he's working so hard...

Friday, August 3, 2007

Connor is five months old!!

Yesterday, Connor turned 5 months old!

We still don't have the video up where Connor is laughing, but I did upload a pretty fun video last night. As I mentioned before, Connor loves scary stuff, and there's nothing scarier than your daddy talking in a high pitched voice and tickling you.



Scary indeed!